Gates adjacent to Park Road

The gates on the cycle path next to Park Road have been left open at our request since June. Someone recently removed (stole?) the metal posts in the middle of the track leaving a trip hazard with the post housing standing proud by a few inches.

We reported this and the posts have been replaced but the gates also locked against them again!

With the gates locked it only leaves a gap of 1.2m between the gates - guideline minimum for a cycle route is 1.5m but we have asked for more. The gates should also be 5m from the road to allow a standing space on the path if waiting to get through.

We are pursuing this matter with Chesterfield Borough Council.